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22 October 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Glenn Murray celebrates.

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray felt it was only matter of time before the club claimed a first away win of the season, after a convincing 3-0 victory over West Ham United.

Murray scored a brace in an impressive performance in east London, and praised Pascal Gross for his perfectly-weighted free kick that set up his first goal.

He said, “We feel that it’s been coming, and the confidence has been growing throughout the squad when we’ve played away from home.

“The key was probably our defensive work, we sucked in everything they had and broke well on the counter-attack.

“The gaffer got the tactics right on the night and we handled everything they threw at us.

“It was a fantastic ball in [for the first goal]; he did the job for me already and I just had to get my head on it and redirect it, using the pace of the ball.”

The experienced frontman praised Jose Izquierdo following his fantastic strike, and explained how the team is gradually getting used to the step up in quality in the Premier League.

“It was a fantastic finish; Jose likes coming inside and whipping it into the top corner, so it was nice for him to show what he can do.

“We feel like we’ve been getting better week in week out. These first nine games have been a real learning curve, as a lot of us haven’t been in the Premier League before, but we got it right on Friday.”

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